I Turn 22 at the end of this month and have been thinking it's time for a change, there's no rush to sell the current car (MG ZR) as I do like it still, just want something more standard but still has the 'wow' factor. Also I want a convertible but will have a hard-top for it in the winter.
My budget for the new car is £9000 maximum, not including insurance.
For a long time I thought that a Honda S2000 was the one for me, just have been waiting for the insurance price to fall to below £1500. Someone at work suggested what about a BMW Z4 this week and after having a good look it's a valid suggestion...
BMW Z4 Roadster 2.5i - http://www.parkers.co.uk/cars/specs/...px?deriv=25015
(Also may consider the 2.0i engine)
Honda S2000 - http://www.parkers.co.uk/cars/specs/...px?deriv=17185
Advantages for the Z4: Cheaper Insurance, More MPG, Cheaper Tax, More useable as an every-day car, 2.5 litre 6cylinder engine.
Advantages for the S2000: Slightly better performance figures, has been on my wish list since I learnt to drive.
Both cars look equaly stunning in my opinion, and most importantly a bloke could pull off driving one. Not like a 'hairdresser' car.
As for availability...
BMW Z4 2.5i £8,5000 - Would possibly be looking for something a little newer, 2005/06 perhaps with similar mileage.
Basically what i'm looking for is people opinions on the Z4 or do you think I should hold out and get the S2000? Hoping for someone who has driven or owned both to give some non-biased advice.